Hundreds of African Migrants ‘Abandoned’ in Desert

Nearly 600 African migrants in Algeria were “abandoned” in the desert before being rescued, according to an official in Niger.

“Three days ago a first wave of 180 from Niger arrived in (the northern Nigerien city of) Agadez followed by another wave of at least 400 foreigners,” a local official told AFP.

The unnamed official said the stranded migrants, including children and many women, were in “the usual atrocious conditions near the border with Niger.”

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